Archbishop of Stanley Ntagali, has reiterated that Church of Uganda will never bow to pressure and accept same sex marriages like other churches in Europe and America have done. Ntagali said homosexuality is unchristian, and Church of Uganda will oppose it 'until Jesus comes back.'
Ntagali made the remarks while addressing Christians at Ezuku in Vurra archdeaconry during centenary celebrations of the Anglican faith in Madi and West Nile diocese over the weekend.
The first Africa inland missionaries who came from the Church of England arrived in West Nile through Zaire (now DRC) on June 24th 1918. They fell sick and pitched camp at Ezuku where they set up the foundation for the Madi and West Nile Diocese in the late 1960s.
In his speech, Ntagali noted that many young people in the Western world have resorted to spreading the message of same sex marriages instead of emulating what the bible tells Christians to do. He called on Christians in Madi and West Nile and the diocese of Nebbi to focus on Christ and start a new centenary with open and believing hearts.
"...where the missionaries came from are changing the bible…they are saying it’s a book of the past. Whereas the bible and God’s teaching is that; marriage is between a man and a woman, some people - the grandchildren of those missionaries are saying that is the book of the past. They are saying a man can marry a man [and] they are saying a woman can marry a woman. That is not the kind of marriage God [approved]. As church of Uganda we continue to say that marriage is between a man and a woman. We shall continue to do so until Jesus comes back. We shall preach the gospel uncompromisingly," said Ntagali.
Speaking in Lugbara on behalf of West Nile legislators, Maureen Osoru, Arua Woman member of parliament, warned Christians against witchcraft, saying the 100 years of faith should make them start a new life full of forgiveness, truth and unity. She called for reconciliation among people with differences especially in families.
Delegations of Christians from the archdiocese of Morobo in South Sudan led by Archbishop Wani and DR Congo led by the Archbishop of Aru' archdiocese, Canon Mega David Adoroti graced the centenary celebrations.